selcouth
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English seldcūth, from seldan seldom + cūth known — more at uncouth Date: before 12th century archaic unusual, strange

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  • Selcouth — Sel couth (s[e^]l k[=oo]th), a. [AS. selc[=u][eth], seldc[=u][eth]; seld rare + c[=u][eth] known. See {Uncouth}.] Rarely known; unusual; strange. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] [She] wondered much at his so selcouth case. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • selcouth — selcouthly, adv. /sel koohth /, adj. Archaic. strange; uncommon. [bef. 900; ME selcouth, OE seldcuth, equiv. to seld(an) SELDOM + cuth COUTH2] * * * …   Universalium

  • selcouth — ˈselˌküth adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English seldcūth, from seld (from seldan seldom) + cūth familiar, known more at couth archaic : unusual, stra …   Useful english dictionary

  • selcouth — adj. == strange. HD. 124. AS. seld cuð sb. == a marvel. HD. 1059 v. a. == show wonderfully. Ps. xv. 3 …   Oldest English Words

  • selcouth — sel·couth …   English syllables

  • suld — ˈsəld, ˈsu̇d archaic variant of should * * * sulcuþ, suld, suldan, suld(e)art, sulder see selcouth, shall, soldan, suddart, shoulder …   Useful english dictionary

  • selkouþ — selkouþ, selkowþ, selkuð see selcouth a …   Useful english dictionary

  • selkowþ — selkouþ, selkowþ, selkuð see selcouth a …   Useful english dictionary

  • selkuð — selkouþ, selkowþ, selkuð see selcouth a …   Useful english dictionary

  • sulcuþ — sulcuþ, suld, suldan, suld(e)art, sulder see selcouth, shall, soldan, suddart, shoulder …   Useful english dictionary

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